Monday, May 14, 2012

Big Day!

Today our first grandchild was born, Nicholas Schroeder. 
Happy Birthday Baby Boy!


All the fields that were Fire Wheels are now filled with Brown Eye Susans



This afternoon Josh and I went for a walk along the proposed driveway and we heard a Golden Cheek Warbler within a few minutes of walking on the path. As we were leaving 90 minutes later, we heard two outrageously loud and unmistakeable calls simultaneously, and practically on top of us -- the Yellow-Billed Cuckoo and the GCW. It felt like they were either saying "hey come back!" or "see ya next time!" Maybe they were giving a shout out for baby Nicholas. 


Here are more photos from the walk. 

Basidiomycota - mushrooms and puffballs


probably puff balls

 

 

Flowers 

In the deep shade of the dry creek - uncertain I.D.

Monarda citriodora 

Lemon beebalm, Horsemint, Purple horsemint, Lemon mint, Plains horsemint, Lemon horsemint

Antelope Horns, or Asclepias asperula (see the image of the flower in earlier post) 
   Some kind of rain lily or other bulb without any leaves.

 

 Wild rose growing in the creek, deep shade.

 

 

 

Cacti - the little barrels I mentioned before








We enjoy sharing the variety of things we are finding at Bliss Haven, hope you enjoy it too.




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